A missing four-year-old girl has been located in good health in Regina after an intense search that included issuing an Amber Alert, police said Wednesday.
The public alert was issued Tuesday for Samantha Martyn, whom police said might have been taken by her father, Christopher Martyn. The girl's mother, Natasha Sentes, was also missing.
Around 9:30 a.m. CST Wednesday, police cancelled the Amber Alert. Earlier in the day, Regina police said, they received information from a relative that the three had arrived at a residence in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue North in the city's north end.
Samantha was found to be in apparent good health, police said at a midday news conference.
Regina Police Services spokeswoman Lara Guzik said Sentes had "visible injuries" but did not need major treatment.
Martyn was "arrested without incident," Guzik added.
Both mother and child are being interviewed, along with family members.
"We are still treating it and investigating it as a suspected abduction," Guzik said.
The Amber Alert was issued midday Tuesday after someone called police expressing concern about the safety of Samantha and Sentes, who hadn't been heard from since Monday night.
It appears they travelled to Manitoba before returning to Regina.
Guzik said images of the child and her father were recorded on a video store camera at a gas station in Manitou, Man., just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. Manitou is about 160 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg and about 540 kilometres southeast of Regina.
Gas station attendant Quinton Ducharme, 16, told CBC News a suspicious-looking man with a child had been to the store. The video was passed on to police. "We did confirm that, yes, it was, indeed, them," Guzik said, "which allowed for more tips and more information for our investigators."
Christopher Martyn and Sentes had been in a long-term relationship, but it had ended. Police also said there had recently been a restraining order issued against Martyn.
Martyn will be charged with breaching that order, but the investigation is still underway on other potential charges, Guzik said.
Amber Alert extended to Man., N.D.
Under an agreed-upon arrangement between the parents, Martyn picked up Samantha at a Regina home Monday night. Sentes was working late and was supposed to pick up her daughter some time after 10:30 p.m.
After that, the three dropped from sight. Police thought they might be heading to Manitoba or North Dakota. The Amber Alert that started in Saskatchewan was expanded to include those two jurisdictions.
Some 40 tips from the public were received, and the co-operation of the media and various police organizations was helpful, Guzik said.
"This is the best possible outcome," she said. "We are pleased that everybody is home safe."